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representative for jason wu. can you tell me about the gown? and tell me -- hi, it's alina cho from cnn. okay. she's sending me a description of the gown right now, but it is jason wu. this is -- anderson, i have to tell you, i'm shocked. this is remarkable. that four years later, she would choose jason wu again. she looked radiant in that red gown. i have been speaking, as you might imagine, to many designers about this. and what is interesting is actually when i was putting my piece together and talking about the process of selecting the gown, i, of course, naturally reached out to jason wu personally and to his representatives. and i was told in no uncertain terms that this time around, jason actually didn't want to speak about the process and what it has meant to him. and so i guess now we know why. it is an extraordinary decision on the first lady's part. a little surprising, i have to say, but as also, the first lady does look beautiful. and i have to say, as a woman who has bangs, i like the new haircut as well. >> you did interview jason recently. and my understanding is that the firs
's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part lecture, a confident president obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made
term. mrs. obama revealing she had chosen jason wu yet again to design the inaugural gown. next, the inaugural ball, where 30,000 people expected to attend. this inaugural ball follows on a tradition started in 2009 to open up these events to every-day americans. a ticket cost as little as $60 and got people an amazing lineup to entertainers ♪ obama on fire >> reporter: alisha keys tweaked a rendition of her famous song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ >> reporter: and stevie wonder rocked down the house, while jamie fox serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. >> i'm here with mena, whippers of multiple grammies and latin grammys, amlex, you have supported president obama. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think that happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats had the best option for the latinos. immigration reform on the table. the dream act. latino -- the latinos here in the united states are so powerful, and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be
for the fashion industry. >> i know you were a big fan of what she wore at the first inaugural ball, the jason wu dress. what would you like to see her wear tonight? what do you expect she'll wear tonight? it's top secret, of course. >> well, she told me, but i'm not telling anyone. i'm kidding, of course. one of the things i loved about the jason wu dress was not even so much the design of it, but what it represented. i just thought the choice of this young immigrant designer with his own business, who wasn't a big advertiser, who wasn't from this giant corporate structure just spoke volumes about what the american fashion industry has welcome, the kind of business, businesses that are born there and that have been nurtured by the industry. i mean, it sort of showed to the american public that when we talk about small business owners, that the fashion industry counts in that category as well. and i think a lot of people sort of dismiss it as the sort of glammy, you know, smoke and mirrors kind of world. >> so if we're not talking about michelle obama's fashions, we're going to be talking about h
in that stunning red gown. >> beautiful red gown getting rave reviews. the designer is jason wu. this is what they call a three-peat. he did the gown at the 2009 inaugural. he will join us live exclusively in a few moments. >> we'll have more highlights from that historical day, including how president obama is using his inaugural address as a call to action for a second term. >>> also ahead, what do you think about co-workers who show up even though they are sick? >> i don't do it that often. >> it's actually a serious story. sometimes people don't have a choice. sometimes they aren't paid for their sick days, so they have to go to work or don't get paid. so we're talking about more efforts to make sick pay mandatory. >>> and rare interviews with prince harry in afghanistan that are getting a lot of attention. he talks rather candidly and openly about opening fire on the taliban. that much talked about trip to vegas and the duchess' pregnancy. we'll hear from the prince coming up. >>> also, scary video as you've seen. the high school wrestler taking his position on the mat when a huge spotli
: tonight was all about michelle. mrs. obama wowed in a ruby chiffon gown by jason wu the same designer she wore four years ago at the last inauguration. ♪ at last my love has come along ♪ >> reporter: back then she stepped out on stage in a white dress by the then little known designer. his career skyrocketed. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs a fashion designer ascends. it doesn't happen with any first lady but it happens with mrs. obama. >> reporter: from behind it was all about that sexy low back. but from the front, check out those bangs. >> i believe the bangs are a metaphor and it sends a very striking sound and symbol and i think she looks wonderful. >> reporter: call it michelle 2.0. her first four years made her a style i con. >> it has changed the game for women in america. you can dress on a budget. >> reporter: of course tonight's dress was hardly a bargain. but the ball goers approved on the splurge. >> what do you think of the cress? >> amazing. >> beautiful. >> stunning. >> reporter: they didn't look bad themselves. this is after all washington's biggest n
't know. >> jimmy chu and jason wu. chu and wu and wang. >> why do people not ask what the dudes are wearing? what suit did the president have on? no one ever asks. don't women get tired of that double standard? >> we do. what are you wearing? >> it's target. >> kmart? >> blue light special. >> we're going to have a whole lot more ahead. >> it is paula's last day, thankfully on "world news now." only kidding. we'll set aside one celebration for another coming up next. >>> "world ♪ >> good morning, everybody. we're leer in the lobby of abc news and our wall of fame here. all of abc's biggest stars. we have robin roberts, barbara walters, the captain of our ship, diane sawyer. but we all know that the crown jewel of abc news, boom, we were the first anchors to ever get our picture on the wall here. it took 21 years, but we finally made it. but the chapter comes to an end tonight. paula, it's a crazy business. things change just like that. so i want to take a few minutes to wish you all the luck in the world in your next chapter. we've had a fun year. can't believe it's been a yea
dress by jason wu. >> a lot of talk about her new hair style. >> it's amazing to see people taking pictures of this event. >> yes. exciting times in washington tonight. >> coming back here a daring nest a hayward. the owner of auto world says four men broke into the lot and forced open the gate then broke into the office and took the keys to several car asks drove away. the owner says cars worth about $200,000. authorities plan to review the video taken from several cameras on the lot. police looking for this spekd who terrorized employees in an attempted armed robbery saturday night. the robber charged into the store pointing a gun, and demanded money. when employees scrambled the guy narrowly missed one worker then ran from the store. >> game over for atari, filing for bankruptcy protection. the move is aimed at escaping a massive debt facing a atari parent company in france. >> blockbuster anonsed not enough people rent movies on dvd but a folksman says the company continues to see fal val in the brand. southwest airlines guarantees you'll be one of the first in line to board th
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ball, mrs. obama looking beautiful in a jason wu gown. >> reporter: stealing the attention again from the president. she is much beloved here in washington on both side of the political aisle. president obama's main theme on this second inaugural day was national unity since there's an awful lot that we can get done if americans get together. at the president's second swearing in by supreme court chief justice john roberts, hundreds of thousands jammed the national mall. president obama had his hand on bibles use d by president lincon and martin luther king. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> we, the people -- >> reporter: in his inaugural address president obama echoed themes sounded by lincoln and king. >> while freedom is a gift from god, it must be secured by his people here on earth. >> reporter: the president urged action on the deficit and global warming and keeping kids safe. >> we reject the belief america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation who will build its futu future. >> reporter: we
you that the first lady's gown is by jason wu, and her shoes are by jimmy choo. i know i sound ridiculous saying that, but you know you wanted to hear it. this ball is specifically for members of the united states military and their families. it is a tradition that was started under president george w. bush. they have expand it this year to be larger than it has ever been. it's essentially doubled in size. there are two official inaugural balls, two only in washington tonight. one of them is the commander in chief ball. and the other of them is the other official inaugural ball. thanks for being with us on what is kind of a big day in washington. you know the basics of what happened today. church service at st. john's house near the white house. the president goes from the white house then to the capitol, then he is sworn in at the capitol on the west front. and that is the spot from which president obama today delivered his second inaugural address. well will have much more on all of that coming up this hour. but here is the moment from today. the moment that i want to show yo
game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest prize as we all know went to jason wu, the designer of mrs. obama's inaugural gown. sound familiar? today, the fashion world got some more eye candy. more pictures of the first lady looking fabulous. think the inaugural fashion parade is over? think again. at the national prayer service, first lady michelle obama, hair back, bangs still on full display, wore a custom ivory wool dress and matching coat by a designer who was also in the running for the gown. that top honor as the world now knows went to jason wu, proving lightning does strike twice. >> the second she came out, everyone just let out the biggest scream. the whole entire studio. it was amazing. the energy was amazing. >> you had a little problem with the computer, didn't you? it was buffering at the moment. >> of course, at the moment she was about to come out. i was like no, this cannot be. >> reporter: wu skyrocketed to fame four years ago when the first lady wore his white gown to the first inaugural. that dress now sits in the smithsonian. this time, as he
can wear anything from target to talbots to jason wu. but you once wrote, again, here. >> my words come back to haunt me. >> "avoiding the appearance of queenly behavior is politically wise. but it does american culture no favors if a first lady tries so hard to be average that she winds up looking common." she wore shorts. >> she was stepping off of air force one and there are like men saluting her and she was in shorts. >> that was not something that you think was appropriate. should she be more formal as a first lady? do you think she's managed to do that? >> i think early on first ladies, in general, are sort of loathe to think of themselves as sort of removed from the average person. and i think they make an effort to sort of be normal. but the reality is as soon as you step into that bubble. as soon as every picture of yourself becomes part of the public record, you're no longer just normal. so, i don't think that she, you know, that they need to avoid being queenly, necessarily. or they do need to avoid -- i don't think that they need to try so hard to be common. >> can you
forget that jason wu gown during the first inauguration. >> what she wears, there's always a certain pragmatism to it. it's never outrageous. it's never inappropriate. >> reporter: her frugal sensibility may endear her to most women, even down to her children. the green skirt sasha wore on election night, was first wore by malia in 2011. >> she is making a statement, that they are regular girls who are living exceptional lives. >> reporter: lives that will be on full display today. what will the girls and their mother wear? now, if yesterday was any indication, she will probably stay american. that blue dress and cardigan, reid croykof. and michael kors. will she go short or long for the inaugural ball? >> let's see if we can get some answers. joining us now, is kate bets, author of "everyday icon: michelle obama." and one of her favorite designers. thank you for being with us. do you have the answer? what is mrs. obama going to be wearing about? and will the bangs have imact on what she chooses? >> i don't have the answer. but i think she'll be wearing long. and i think the bangs ar
worn so far, it feels like it will be a bit more subdued from last time. >> that was a jason wu dress. >> it was the white jason wu dress. >> many designers people didn't know. do you think that's something she takes into account, that ability she has to give somebody a name? is she trying to spread the wealth a little bit to other designers? >> yeah. i think she's very smart in that she hasn't attached her name to one particular design house. and she has also, i think, recognized that the fashion industry is not just about the giant corporations. it's about small business owners. it's about female entrepreneurs. it's about young, immigrant entrepreneurs. and that really comes through on her choices. >> she does seem to try to do a mix of the everyday designers that any of us could have access to, and some of the higher end ones as well. >> absolutely. >> it's always good to have you here. thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >>> coming up next, small town letter that made a big impression on president obama. what he wrote back right after this. miss, this seat's available. (sighs) this
: designers receive instant recognition. four years ago jason wu was a relative newcomer when michelle obama chose his direct but unlike faircloth wu didn't know until michelle obama appeared. >> i'm in chicago and then two months later she wore it. i was in my living room having pizza and then i -- i was with a couple of friends. i said i think that's my dress. >> reporter: wu's and faircloth's dresses are part of history with a permanent home. >> they're really a walking billboard for the american fashion industry and that the inaugural gown is a great time to showcase american fashion and american designers. >> reporter: the gowns date back to 1829. currently on display, roslyn carters from 1977. a dress she wore twice before wearing it a third time to her husband's inauguration. >> there were some people that were not happy with that and who criticized her for wearing a dress that she had worn before. >> reporter: why? >> i think partly it's new, it's special, you want the drama of something new. the country wants the drama of something new. >> reporter: the
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